Food Facts You Never Knew.
There some facts about all the delicious and tasty foods we’ve been eating since the days we were born that we don’t know up to this time, some of these food facts will explain so many things to us, especially why we should or should not consume certain food items. To learn more about these interesting food facts that’ll expose you to the most interesting food facts ever, read down.
Food facts are not something you really think about when eating your favorite meal, Some of those foods, whether they’re healthy or not, have interesting facts about them that you never would have guessed or thought of.
#1. On average, an ear of a corn has 16 rows and approximately 800 kernels.
#2. Honey is the only food that will never rot, it can last 3000 years.
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#3. To make an espresso 42 coffee beans are needed
#4. Cacao trees can live to be 200 years old, but they produce marketable cocoa beans for only 25 years
#5. Eating eight strawberries will provide you with more Vitamin C than an orange.
#6. Poultry is the most popular meat in America
#7. Mangos are valued for their reputation as an aphrodisiac in countries such as Guatemala and India.
#8. When McDonald’s opened an outlet in Kuwait shortly after the end of the Gulf War, the line of cars waiting to eat there was seven miles long
#9. Tea is the second most widely consumed beverage in the world. Water is the most consumed beverage.
#10. Peaches were once known as Persian apples.
#11. In the 1600’s thermometer used to be filled with brandy instead of mercury.
#12. Navel oranges got their name because the bottom of this type of orange resembles a belly button or navel.
#13. Ketchup was used as a medicine in the 1800s to treat diarrhea, among other things.
#14. You could cover the Great Wall of China 8 times with the number of jars of Nutella sold in a year.
#15. Peanut oil can be processed to produce glycerol, which can be used to make nitroglycerine, an explosive liquid used in dynamite.
#16. Pretzels were originally invented for Christian Lent. The twists of the pretzels are to resemble arms crossed in prayer.
#17. Onions are an excellent antioxidant, and they contain anti-allergy, antiviral and antihistamine properties.
#18. Corn Flakes were invented after Will Keith Kellogg and his brother Dr. John Harvey Kellogg set about developing a nutritious cereal for the patients of a health resort in 1890.
#19. There are over 600 different pasta shapes.
#20. To make an espresso 42 coffee beans are needed.
#21. The Dutch were the first Europeans to enter the coffee trade. They imported coffee plants from the Malabar Coast of India to their colonies in what were then called the Dutch East Indies, or present-day Indonesia
#22. In 1875, Swiss Daniel Peter discovered a way of mixing condensed milk, manufactured by his friend Henri Nestlé, with chocolate to create the first milk chocolate
#23. The popular chocolate bar “Three Musketeers” got its name because when it was first introduced in 1932 there were three individual bars. The flavours were strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla.
#24. The coffee industry employs 25 million people around the world
#25. Insoluble fiber (“roughage” fiber) does not dissolve in water. It essentially acts like a sponge, capable of absorbing up to 15 times its own weight in water and making a person feel full longer.
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